Jim Green is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Topeka, non-sworn with the Topeka Police Department and has been with the city since 2003. He attended Kansas State University and Washburn University and earned a degree in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science.
He’s a State of Kansas Certified Emergency Manager, certified as a Logistic Section Chief, and as an Operations Section Chief, and is with the State of Kansas Incident Management Team. He’s a certified instructor from the Center of Domestic Preparedness FEMA in Anniston, Alabama and instructs Incident Command System, and the National Incident Management System courses to the city, county, and state employees. He’s also a certified Basic Life Support and First Aid Instructor for American Heart association for the past 13 years.
While working in Colorado with Mountain Rescue Teams and assisting on several wildfires he became very much involved with the Emergency Management process and started a career and training in the Emergency Management field. He’s been deployed and responded to the Limon tornados, Loveland mountain town evacuation, Castle Rock and Boulder wild fires, Colorado Springs flood, Chapman tornado, Harveyville tornado, as well as incidents and events here locally.
What Jim says he likes best about emergency management is networking with and the ability to help responders, outside agencies, and the community as a whole to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards our community may face. He also likes knowing that with each incident he learns something new which will make him better prepared for next time.
Jim is also a big sports fan and was the coach of the Kansas Koyotes for 6 years and won 6 championships. He was Coach of the Year in 2008, and when he retired from coaching, he could boast not only the fact that he was the winningest coach in the league, but that he sent three of his players to the NFL.
When he’s not busy at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He’s involved in their interests and sports, as well as his church where he volunteers his time for local mission work.
Jim is a wonderful asset to this department and the community as a whole, and we thank him for his hard work and dedication!